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We follow the new 2014 curriculum for history, which can be viewed at



The aim of history teaching here at Sheringham Primary School is to stimulate
the children's interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in
the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they

develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their
historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people's
cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in

the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school

history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching
about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to
understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today: we also
teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the
skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.


Below is an overview of the history topics we cover in each year group at Sheringham Primary School.







Changes in living memory, linked to aspects of national life.

Key events/events of local importance (remembrance and visit to St Peter’s church and the war memorial).

Key events (bonfire night)

Key individuals (Guy Fawkes)



Homes in the past

Cromer Museum visits

Walk around the town spotting old and new buildings



Significant historical events (Comparing the life and work of Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell).

Toys in the past

Seaside Holidays in the past





Crab fishermen



Ned Kelly, Convicts to Australia

Australia Day—January 26th


Elizabeth Fry, Captain Cook


Famous Australian people



Holidays and how they have changed—package holidays

Travel and how it has changed—first flights, car


Bonfire Night


Armada—Francis Drake 1588

Roman Roads





Changes in Britain from Stone to Iron age

The achievements of the earliest civilizations – Ancient Egypt




Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

A non European society that provides contrast with British History – The Mayan Civilization.


Britain’s settlement by Anglo Saxons.

The Vikings and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.

Ancient Greece- a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western world. 



A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066-   World War 1 and 2.

Farming throughout history

How has it developed?



Local History linked to wider World